March 2020 Hot Flashes

Spring Allergies

Everyone has been anticipating beloved springtime in Southwest Georgia – but with it comes that dusting of yellow pollen everywhere! Around here, you can hear sneezes everywhere you go - and we all empathize with the itchy, watery eyes. It is estimated that 30-60 million people in the United States suffer from pollen and mold allergies. While that number is staggering, there are some things you can do to combat allergies and win against the sneezes.

  1. Limit your activity outdoors between 5 am to 10 am when the pollen count is at its highest for the day.
  2. Cover up to keep pollen from sticking to you: sunglasses for the eyes, a hat for the hair, and long sleeves and pants.
  3. Wash up when you're indoors for the day – a nice, warm shower and clothes in the washer! This will keep pollen from spreading into your living spaces such as plush living room furniture or bedding.
  4. Keep your home clean and free of allergens—dust and vacuum weekly – especially if you have pets.
  5. Sometimes, despite our best efforts, the allergens win. Call your doctor to discuss options should your symptoms linger or worsen.

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